San Diego Local Community News

April 25 / Surf’s Up with Los Straightjackets

Guitar instrumentalists Los Straightjackets return to the Casbah on April 25 for a killer double bill that includes rockabilly/cumbia favorites, The Sleepwalkers. Hailing from “Surf City,” the band is non-stop fun, from the choreographed moves to the signature wrestling masks. Los Straightjackets have released two dozen albums since their 1994 beginnings, with a new one […]

Gary Heffern's Farewell

Gary Heffern

Few musicians from San Diego County have had the impact of Gary Heffern. He was more than just the singer in a band. As the frontman in the late 70’s/early 80’s group, The Penetrators.  He became one of the pioneers of the modern era San Diego music scene. While taking his, as well as his bands […]

Legendary psychedelic rocker Roky Erickson at The Casbah

Legendary psychedelic rocker Roky Erickson appears at the Casbah on October 5. While Erickson never scored a hit record in a career spanning more than five decades, there have been books, tribute albums and even a documentary about his troubled life. In the years since he first recorded with iconic 1960’s era Texas band, The […]